James T. “Curly” NewsomePublished 7:11pm Thursday, November 8, 2012
James Thomas “Curly” Newsome, 89, of Tryon, N.C. passed away Wednesday morning, November 7, 2012 in the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, Landrum, SC.
Born in Wilson, NC, he was the son of the late Thaddeus Budson Newsome and Mavis Elizabeth Webb Newsome. Mr. Newsome was first married to Katherine Edwards Newsome who died in 1984 and Mary Cassel Bridgeman Newsome who died in 2005. He was a veteran of WWII having served in U.S. Army Engineers. Mr. Newsome was part owner of R.M. Williams plumbing and was a member the American Legion and charter member of the Lions Club. He was a member of the Tryon United Methodist Church.
Surviving is one son, James Newsome (Jean) of Shelby, N.C.; one daughter, Kay Newsome Baier (Edward) of Duncan, S.C.; six grandchildren, Krista Urich (Cary), Tommy Flynn (Gretchen), Brad Newsome, Dawn Newsome, Daniel Newsome and Dylan Newsome; four great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Andy, Choloe and Piper; He was predeceased by one granddaughter, Kara Flynn. One step-daughter, Beverly Barton (Jimmy) of Landrum, S.C.; three step-sons, Harrison Bridgeman III (Nancy) of Boiling Springs, S.C., William Bridgeman of Greenville, S.C. and Danny Bridgeman of Simpsonville, S.C.; one brother-in-law, Danny Edwards (Myrna) of Tryon, N.C. Also surviving are several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2012 in the Tryon United Methodist Church, Tryon, NC with Rev. Phillip Hurst officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Tryon United Methodist Church, 195 New Market Road, Tryon, N.C. 28782.
An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com